Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DIY Birthday Card

My sister-in-law has a birthday coming up and so I thought I'd make her a special card, especially since we (sadly) live so far apart. The idea for this came from one of my favorite DIY bloggers, Erica from Caught on a Whim. (Here's her version of the card--beautiful, isn't it?). 

It was easy and fun to make, and I had all of the supplies on hand. I cut the two cupcake liners and glued them on first. Then I poked holes in the cardstock on either side of the candle, and threaded a piece of kitchen twine through to tie the candle in place. I was going to tie a bow, but the twine unraveled as soon as I cut the end! So I cut it close to the knot and I think it worked out fine. I then drew on the letters, wrote my note on the back, and I was done!

I chose to make mine very simple, but if you wanted to make a card like this you could make it as elaborate as you wished. Erica added a flame to her candle and added a puffy chocolate cupcake peeking out of the paper holders. It looks really adorable. Or, you could make it even simpler than mine and use only one cupcake holder and draw on your candle. 

Do you like making homemade cards? Would you make this for someone with a birthday coming up? Share your thoughts!


  1. Kate, it turned out beautifully!! I just adore the cute polka dots and how you used two different cupcake wrappers. So cute! :)

    I just started a reader project gallery on my blog's Facebook page. I'll share your card there and link up to your post. YAY!! :)

    I'll let you know when I get it up.

  2. Thanks Erica, I owe it to you for the adorable idea!! I knew I had to try it when I saw how cute yours was. I love the idea of your reader project gallery--do keep me posted! :)

  3. Hey girl! I've got you linked up on my Facebook page:



  4. Love it!! Thanks so much for the shout-out!! :)


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